PRESSURE COOKER | 6 Dishes Tested by 2 Chefs

  • Published on Mar 24, 2019
  • You guys have been asking us to test out a pressure cooker for ages now, so we got our chefs, asked for your fave pressure cooker recipes, and gave it a go! Do you have a pressure cooker? What are your fave things to cook in it?
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  • SORTEDfood
    SORTEDfood  3 months ago +139

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    • eddx Thomas
      eddx Thomas 8 days ago

      I would like to buy

    • Cynical Citizen
      Cynical Citizen 18 days ago

      You also have to calculate altitude pressure into consideration

    • jean pomelo
      jean pomelo 3 months ago

      Dear Ben and James @Sortedfood, when using pressure cooker you have to wait for it to "steam/whistle" then decrease the temperature of the hob to maintain the steam/temperature, then start timing on that signal. So pork can be tender within 30mins from that hissing sound, then oxtail with bones will last for 45-1 hour. I hope this helps

    • Null Null
      Null Null 3 months ago

      @SORTEDfood please do oven toaster

  • Kelly Beacom
    Kelly Beacom 22 hours ago

    You can make stock super fast. If you use it for nothing else, it's still worth it.

  • Zubiila
    Zubiila 2 days ago

    The risotto and the lintels is making me consider buying a pressure cooker.

  • Jay Sopariwala
    Jay Sopariwala 2 days ago

    In india people make most of their lentils in a pressure cooker, Also we prefer to let most of the items let out air naturally because that is very much similar to resting your meat; Letting the temperature and pressure inside decrease slowly and letting it absorb the flavours. Please brown your onions if you ever make that dish again!!! It will help the onions dissolve and give our it's core taste rather than the outer strong taste.

  • Stacey Cottrell
    Stacey Cottrell 2 days ago

    InstaPot electric pressure cooker

  • Satchmo
    Satchmo 2 days ago

    Try out dishes for airfryer! I really need more inspiration for mine

  • Serena Malfoy
    Serena Malfoy 2 days ago

    Maybe it was supposed to be Japanese Cheesecake??????? Cause the way that recipe works, would probably work out better.

  • jjaus
    jjaus 2 days ago

    I cook risotto for 1 minute after it reaches full pressure. Not too much liquid, just covering the rice. I then turn it off and let it stew for another ten minutes (while watching TV and drinking wine) then open. Taste for seasoning and how well the rice is done. If it's under then cook opened and stirring for a couple of minutes. So much quicker and easier than stirring for 20+ minutes.

  • DarkMoonWindam
    DarkMoonWindam 3 days ago

    If you like pressure cookers, you will probably love electric pressure cookers like the Instapot. It takes away some of the chance for over cooking.

  • hmmm
    hmmm 3 days ago +1

    should've done a pear dessert

  • Faceless person
    Faceless person 3 days ago +1

    "I was talking to the potato council"
    James rolls eyes

  • Mariah Heck
    Mariah Heck 3 days ago

    Try the Instapot

  • Boombozling !!
    Boombozling !! 4 days ago


  • Cabin Fever
    Cabin Fever 5 days ago

    Have you guys never heard of an Instant Pot?

  • blackcrampons
    blackcrampons 6 days ago

    As an asian we would normally use it to cook black gram beans, or we would make soup from pigs feet or soup from chicken or pig bones

  • Sam Bubbles
    Sam Bubbles 6 days ago

    Steamed potatoes (the best way) takes 45 min to an hour...

  • Seth Kress
    Seth Kress 6 days ago

    I put the boney fish I catch in a pressure cooker. Basically turns the bones soft and edible

  • Amy Rotella
    Amy Rotella 6 days ago

    How would you do with elk meat?

  • scared fully
    scared fully 7 days ago

    this chef test series are just ben and james being chef boyfriends

  • Tan
    Tan 7 days ago +1

    My mum used to make cakes with a pressure cooker. Delicious.

    • Amin
      Amin 6 days ago


  • jeffery nordgulen
    jeffery nordgulen 8 days ago

    I have always found 1 hour to short of time for pulled pork. But this is a go to meal for me. Pulled pork BBQ one night, tacos the next night, and if I have a little left over it is good in ramen. Of course I cook the pork with just salt and pepper to use as a base recipe, and season it during warm up.

  • ReInk Design
    ReInk Design 8 days ago

    see i dont understand that last one because i dont cook cheesecake, i make no bake with just cream cheese, powdered sugar, vinella, and heavy cream. lol 10 minutes then chill

  • Amanda Dumitru
    Amanda Dumitru 9 days ago +1

    The logic for the cheesecake is because a lot of people have a hot plate or electric pressure cooker but no oven.

  • skyler kim
    skyler kim 9 days ago

    Would say I've never used a pressure cooker but being Asian I've used rice cookers my entire life.

  • mhappy01
    mhappy01 11 days ago

    great vid. Did you notice if the bottom of the pot had burnt? Maybe its because I cook lots of tomato based food in my pressure cooker..?

  • Arnold's Lab
    Arnold's Lab 11 days ago +1

    most cheese cake recipes I've seen run for several hours, when I've done it it was several hours in a water bath in oven

  • Michael wood
    Michael wood 12 days ago

    Its actually a slice between the joints rather than a cleaver slam

  • gasparex
    gasparex 12 days ago

    Where can I get these recipes?

  • gamer ZED
    gamer ZED 12 days ago

    That is not one uses a cooker

  • Water and Steel
    Water and Steel 13 days ago

    As an electric pressure cooker owner I think you're half done with the topic. I mean do you chefs put things on stove and then go run errands? Cook pot in pot? Make one pot meals with out having to sit and stare at the stove? Dump meals anyone?

  • C Young
    C Young 13 days ago +2

    Pressure cook fish
    Will be the softest flakiest fish you have ever eaten.

  • Lord Jock
    Lord Jock 13 days ago

    He's right The younger generation of brats these days cant wait 15 to 20 mins for potatoes to cook .It's too long , slaps back of hand on forehead Everything has to be instant which is why they are spoiled little brats

  • Casual Gamer
    Casual Gamer 13 days ago

    Wait we only cook lentils in a pressure cooker here. Always did !! How else do you cook lentils??

  • Sean Nel
    Sean Nel 14 days ago +1

    If you've never cooked oxtail at home then you hate your family.

  • Im Phanta
    Im Phanta 14 days ago

    10:12 Mad respect to edit for this awesome effect!

  • stuckntrfk
    stuckntrfk 14 days ago

    What the Heck is a HOB? Silly Brits......Us Yanks don't have HOBS......Please advise.

  • My Kaeyten
    My Kaeyten 15 days ago

    Moste by1 wich was best?

  • Richie Chuidian
    Richie Chuidian 16 days ago

    The way Ben talks is ASMR

  • Jack Hoffmen
    Jack Hoffmen 16 days ago

    Daddy diabetes and cancer is diabetes and diabetes diabetes is diabetes diabetes

  • Neil Munro
    Neil Munro 17 days ago

    Don't UNDERSTAND!!! Less is more in some peoples book!!! obviously. Get yourselves a instant pot!!! far better...

  • Neil Munro
    Neil Munro 17 days ago

    Don't UNDERSTAND!!! Less is more in some peoples book!!! obviously. Get yourselves a instant pot!!! far better...

  • Neil Munro
    Neil Munro 17 days ago

    Don't UNDERSTAND!!! Less is more in some peoples book!!! obviously. Get yourselves a instant pot!!! far better...

  • Neil Munro
    Neil Munro 17 days ago

    Don't UNDERSTAND!!! Less is more in some peoples book!!! obviously. Get yourselves a instant pot!!! far better...

  • Jimmy Lay
    Jimmy Lay 18 days ago

    The point of the cheesecake was if the oven is getting used by other things. That's about it.

  • Jessi Lizzi
    Jessi Lizzi 18 days ago

    I love my potatoes!!! I joke with my Nana that it's the only Irish gene I got. Everyone knows my love of potatoes, I rarely cook pasta but I always make time for potatoes!!!

  • Girish Manjunath
    Girish Manjunath 18 days ago +1

    And also, legumes, something my state + country eats as a snack, just soak before you leave the house in the morning, and pressure cook, maybe 10 minutes, in the evening, and toss in flavored oil and eat!

  • Girish Manjunath
    Girish Manjunath 18 days ago +5

    This is the third time I'm watching this... Its still v3ry unreal to see two grown men - cooks, even! - act all impressed and shocked by a pressure cooker of all things.

  • Keith R
    Keith R 20 days ago

    Bro.. Cheese cake and pressure cooker, I'd never imagine.

  • Keith R
    Keith R 20 days ago

    Pressure cooker takes 10-15minutes to pressurize, then another 2-10 minutes to depressurize. You're better off doing those normally. I went thru same pit falls with my first pressure cooker. I'll only use it for things that take hours, but never for something that should be smoked. I don't crock pot. Wish mine was just a stove top type. Was a present :P. So basically whatever you want done faster you need to add about 15-45mins extra, 45mins because meat is better to slow release than quick release, which is like 30mins. After that you realize its best for things that take hours. Well unless you love a crockpot, then it probably has plenty more uses for you. Far as a cook, no.

  • Yasmine Ayari
    Yasmine Ayari 21 day ago +1

    I always cook rice in a pressure cooker, takes 7 minutes and the texture is amazing!

    DARRELL D 21 day ago

    Insta pot pressure cooker 👍👨‍🍳 takes the oven range out of pressure cooker.

  • JHolidayB
    JHolidayB 22 days ago

    Ox tail? Why would someone choose to eat that part of an animal? Very strange, is this a British staple?

  • Hannah Kalter
    Hannah Kalter 22 days ago

    Can you guys try an air fryer? That’s a gadget that I see everywhere these days

  • Sandra Roberts
    Sandra Roberts 23 days ago

    The pulled pork would have cooked faster if you hadn't done it tied up which for the life of me I couldn't understand why you did that, it's not like you were serving it whole. I have made risotto in a pressure cooker for years, great for dinner parties you don't have to stand over it and it still impresses. My cheese cakes take hours to bake in a ban marie on a very low temp I have never tried one in a pressure cheese cake is 4 times the height of your though

  • Renae Ingram
    Renae Ingram 25 days ago

    James' eye roll made my day.

  • Matt Katch
    Matt Katch 26 days ago

    You'd be surprised how many of us living in apartments struggle thru with oven alternatives.

  • Katherine C Elliot
    Katherine C Elliot 28 days ago

    Wait, are the two chefs dating each other? Because I got such couple vibes in this video XD. Wasn't sure who the wife was out of two though :p

  • Katherine C Elliot
    Katherine C Elliot 28 days ago

    CHEFS Try the CROCK POT!

  • Iain Ronald
    Iain Ronald 28 days ago

    It's not the length of time potatoes take to cook that has me, a millennial turned against them, it's the nutrition. See, 6 years ago almost, I lost 112 lbs, decided to go from the funny fat guy to the guy with abs. So, I've, at this point, spent 4 years working out and building myself and my nutrition so I look like a Rugby player. If there was ever a list of the three things not to eat if you want to keep weight off it would be:
    1) Doughnuts
    2) Potatoes
    3) White supermarket bread
    That being said I do use them occasionally. I know during Passover the lack of yeasted goods really got to me and I was eating 2 cups of potatoes a day. I'll also go all in on Purple Potatoes which are a slow releasing, antioxidant-packed, complex carb.

  • Katara Spencer
    Katara Spencer 29 days ago

    They should try an Instant pot

  • Varun Nigam
    Varun Nigam 29 days ago

    Cardinal rule for pressure cooker is turn off the hob after allocated time and let the food inside simmer in steam for one more minute to get perfect cook.

  • K. Ozmun
    K. Ozmun Month ago

    Air fryer... fish, those frozen "burgers" made from all veg (beyond meat), uncooked grains.
    Uncooked grains, because all uncooked grains should puff when heated and an air fryer brings to mind a glorified popcorn maker.
    Ben to James: You're so hard to please...
    Me: I volunteer!!!!
    #hotchefs #dashingnormals #fineandsorted

  • Mojave4ever
    Mojave4ever Month ago

    Received requests for ox-tails? I think that is just one big fat tale.

  • JanTheNan
    JanTheNan Month ago

    Experience of pressure cooking for 40 years Mumalways used one, terrifed me.

  • JanTheNan
    JanTheNan Month ago

    Try an Instant Pot.

  • JanTheNan
    JanTheNan Month ago +1

    Those spuds would have been nice roasted in the coating.

  • christa martignone
    christa martignone Month ago

    Potatoes 3 min in elecric cooker.

  • PLF
    PLF Month ago

    A quick daal like that would be awesome

  • JanTheNan
    JanTheNan Month ago

    Instant Pot.

  • leung
    leung Month ago

    Try pressure cooked bananas. Absolutely amazing...

  • Árón de Siún
    Árón de Siún Month ago

    Flashes of the two Kates and their hot wet rice...

  • Suhasini Jacob
    Suhasini Jacob Month ago +1

    That’s why I love BEN 😂😂😂

  • Sormani Faria
    Sormani Faria Month ago

    u could do brasilian feijoada too !!

  • Sormani Faria
    Sormani Faria Month ago

    OX tail Brasilian style: sealed like u did, olives ( green one ) olive water, olive oil, potatoes after half cooking, cress for the last 3 min and served with wite rise and cooked corn meal

  • Ashley Vu
    Ashley Vu Month ago

    Could you guys try out an air fryer?

  • AG UT
    AG UT Month ago

    hello !!! can you guys do a technique and issues with beginners when using pressure cookers? ie: the food flavours taste very under developed, or when cooking for too long?

  • Chelsea Czekalski
    Chelsea Czekalski Month ago

    Disappointed that the joke was a repeat, but love the recipes have me thinking about what I need to try cooking next!

  • Achy ka
    Achy ka Month ago

    I always thought that a pressure cooker was a must have along pans and pots 😂 didn't know people don't use them in some countries

  • wwaxwork
    wwaxwork Month ago

    Remember too that one of the attractions of electric pressure cookers like Instant Pot is you can just set it & forget it until it's time to open it.

  • Stalwart Shinobi
    Stalwart Shinobi Month ago

    loved it when ben said the lentils were 'saucy and spoonable' ;)

  • Amy Holdren
    Amy Holdren Month ago

    Why is James so mesmerizing?

  • Georgia Keeton-williams

    Uni series!!!

  • XantiaD
    XantiaD Month ago

    Rice in a pressure cooker (like beans) is not a good idea. It can stop up the pressure valve causing excessive pressure build-up and creating one of those "I had to clean up food from behind the refrigerator, under the stove and every other surface in the kitchen" situations.
    Pressure cookers are great, but not for every dish. Choose wisely. :)

  • Chakka Edmundson
    Chakka Edmundson Month ago

    Hello everybody! I im new here so far i love you guys. You male me laugh and make niceee vidoes about my fav food!. Kerp doin you guys and hav a godblessed day. Totally awesomeness

  • RebelSoldier007
    RebelSoldier007 Month ago

    here the thing most pressure cooker now days have a electrical pressure thing - plus there more safer then the old school one - i think that a newer one but with the old school style

  • Kurt
    Kurt Month ago

    Scouse works really well in a pressure cooker.

  • Raven Anne
    Raven Anne Month ago +1

    3 ads?? And one is a headspace ad? Man... now I realise JUST how much I like this channel.

  • JanTheNan
    JanTheNan Month ago

    Instant po, electric pressure cooker.

  • paraboo
    paraboo Month ago +10

    Risotto in a pressure cooker?! Heresy!
    Half the fun of making risotto is standing in front of the oven and going halfsies on the wine with the rice...

    • Claire Lin
      Claire Lin Month ago

      paraboo yes I agree!!!!!!! But not if it's super hot in the summer lol

  • Rebecca Luce
    Rebecca Luce Month ago

    Do you have the Instant Pot in England? I make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot that is amazing. Really, the best I’ve ever had, including Carnegie Deli. 26 min at pressure and 10 minutes to pressure down. Cool and 4 hours later-heaven. The Instant Pot is amazing. Great meats but also yogurt, beans, Pad Thai and corn on the cob in 4 minutes. I use it at least twice a week. If you have it there I would love to see you use it! I’ll even send you my cheese cake recipe 😉

  • Lamya Bhat
    Lamya Bhat Month ago +1

    In a south Asian household, a pressure cooker is a must have. It is very commonly used to create soup or the base of a curry or a spice mix for the dish and then all you need to do is dry out the water (if needed) and then add in the veggies or meat of your choice. Also you usually have one with a whistle that goes off on it’s own so all you have to do is assemble it all and put it on the stove and when you hear the shrill whistle simply turn off the the heat and pull of the whistle leaving the heat to trickle out and then about ten minutes later when you open the cooker, it’s ready to eat.

  • Andrew Webster
    Andrew Webster Month ago

    I've used a pressure cooker for years for oxtail, lamb knuckle etc., but tried the risotto for the first time recently. Absolute game changer. I've got an electric one, which is even easier than the stove top one. Great appliance

  • Brage Eyde
    Brage Eyde Month ago +1

    You should test a Crock- pot

  • Jayson Landers
    Jayson Landers Month ago

    Use the Ninja Foodi

  • Dominik MJ
    Dominik MJ Month ago

    I think the issue with the pressure cooker is the make. I looked for mine quite a long time, as I wanted to have only one setting (I have got a WMF).
    If the pressure cooker they build less pressure (also true for electric pressure cookers) - hence they need longer. It is not a big deal - but most recipes are written for the "traditional 15 PSI".
    I liked though the video. It is almost unheard of, that "real chefs" haven't used a pressure cooker nowadays - especially today, when in most cooking popular cooking competitions in the TV, pressure cookers are the only way to compete successfully.

  • tim Hunsaker
    tim Hunsaker Month ago

    4 minute hard boil eggs in a pressure cooker/insta pot

  • ColonelJupiter
    ColonelJupiter Month ago +1

    Condensed milk into caramel is fun with a pressure cooker.

  • Rendanfuls (čti. Ren-Dan-Fuls)

    1:24 Is that a Pilsner Urquell glass?

  • Stacy Byrd-Everett
    Stacy Byrd-Everett Month ago

    Did anyone else see something in James’ hair? I got distracted lol.